Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jim Bemis speaks at Telecom Board meeting on December 16, 2010

GOVERNMENT CHANNEL SCHEDULE published Friday, December 17, 2010, the day following Telecom Board meeting, does not include Telecom Board meeting video to be run during week of 12/17/2010 through 12/12/2010. Bemis' comments, therefore, will not be shown on Cox Cable or AT&T U-verse until long after the Fayetteville City Council meeting at which the CAT contract will be voted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.
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Friday, December 3, 2010

ESPN 3 to show Nevada game on Internet and All-Access from Louisiana Tech official athletic site offers live game broadcasts and film of 2010 recruits, etc.

 Tech vs Nevada game also at 2 p.m.  Saturday on ESPN 3 on the Internet. Just google ESPN 3 and if your DSL internet provider is AT&T you have access.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs beat New Mexico State Lobos 41-20

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Louisiana Tech’s Phillip Livas scored on a 62-yard reverse run with less than five minutes left in the game and then scored again on a direct snap nine-yard run with 1:31 remaining as Louisiana Tech recorded its first road win in two years with a 41-20 victory at New Mexico State.

Livas recorded 84 rushing yards on five carries and 29 receiving yards on four catches while Lennon Creer ran the ball 17 times for 107 yards and another score. Louisiana Tech (4-6, 3-3 WAC) outgained the Aggies (2-8, 1-5 WAC) 426-366 en route to the win.

“It was a good win and hard fought,” said Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes. “I thought New Mexico State played well. We had a hard time getting pressure on their quarterback but it was a good win for us. We stopped them when we needed to and we made a big third down conversion when we needed to late in the ballgame.”

New Mexico State kept close to Louisiana Tech most of the game and pulled within a touchdown with 6:14 left in the game off of Tyler Stampler’s 31-yard field goal but it was Livas’ long reverse run for a touchdown that decided the game.

“That was huge,” said Dykes, who recorded his first road win as a head coach. “We felt like we could get a first down at the very least but anytime Phillip [Livas] gets the ball in the open field he has the possibility to take it the distance. He does what he does and he made a big play for us at a critical point in the game.”

On the ensuing kickoff New Mexico State fumbled the ball and Justin Goodman recovered to give Tech a short field at the NMSU 37-yard line. The Bulldogs advanced the ball to the Aggie nine-yard line before Livas ran the ball in on a direct snap play in Tech’s “WildDawg” offensive formation.

Ross Jenkins was 19-for-31 for 184 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Richie Casey led Tech receivers with four catches for 47 yards.

Javontay Crowe led the Tech defense with nine total tackles, an interception and two pass break-ups. Tech’s defense combined for 10 tackles for a total loss of 14 yards and two interceptions.

Tech took the7-0 lead with Jenkins’ 11-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Guillot with seven minutes remaining in the first quarter. Guillot recorded his first career touchdown as the walk-on wide receiver became the 13th different Bulldog to reach the end zone this season.

After forcing a three-and-out for New Mexico State, Tech quickly struck again as the Bulldogs drove 70 yards on six plays in less than two minutes. Lennon Creer capped off the drive with a five-yard run as Tech took a 14-3 advantage.

Chad Boyd returned an Andrew Manley interception for 30 yards on the Aggies next drive which set up Matt Nelson’s 47-yard field goal. That marked the longest field goal that Nelson has kicked this year.

On New Mexico State’s next drive, Todd Lee caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Manley, beating the Tech secondary to cut the Bulldog lead to seven points.

After both teams exchanged punts, Tech took possession with five minutes remaining in the half and drove 83 yards on nine plays with Jenkins running the ball in from seven yards out. Nelson’s successful PAT gave LA Tech the 24-10 lead as Tech’s 83-yard drive marked the third-longest scoring drive in terms of yards this season.

On Tech’s first drive of the second half, Ross Jenkins pass was tipped, intercepted by Boyblue Aoelua and returned 41 yards for a touchdown. That marked the first time a Tech opponent has returned an interception for a touchdown since Sept. 20, 2008, a span of 33 games.

Following the Aggie defensive touchdown, both teams traded a pair of possessions before Javontay Crowe gave Tech an opportunity as he recorded his first career interception. Crowe’s seven-yard interception return gave Tech the ball at the New Mexico State 30 yard line but the Bulldogs went three-and-out on the possession and Nelson missed a 44-yard field goal attempt wide left.

Tech controlled the ball for the first third of the last quarter, eating up 4:35 on the game clock but the Bulldogs were only able to drive 41 yards on 11 plays in that time. Unable to reach the end zone after getting 1st-and-Goal on the NMSU seven-yard line, Tech was forced to kick a field goal with Nelson hitting a 21-yard attempt to give the Bulldogs a 27-17 advantage.

Louisiana Tech returns to action in two weeks when the Bulldogs travel to San Jose State on Nov. 27. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trace Adkins and Kix Brooks to be honorary captains for Louisiana Tech Bulldog homecoming game Oct. 16, 2010

Trace Adkins and Kix Brooks to be Honorary Captains for Louisiana Tech Saturday

Oct. 15, 2010

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has announced that country music stars Trace Adkins and Kix Brooks will be honorary captains this Saturday when the Bulldogs host Idaho at 3 p.m. in the LA Tech's annual Homecoming game. Adkins will also be singing the national anthem prior to the contest.
Adkins and Brooks are both Louisiana Tech alums and have supported their alma mater for years. Adkins has made several appearances at Tech games over the last few years while Brooks annually hosts a golf tournament fundraiser with another notable Louisiana Tech alumnus, Terry Bradshaw.
Louisiana Tech (2-4, 1-1 WAC) is in its first year under head coach Sonny Dykes and hosts Idaho (3-2, 0-0 WAC) in its fourth home game in five weeks. The game will be broadcast on CST in Louisiana, on ESPN Game Plan and on with radio coverage on the LA Tech Sports Network.
A Louisiana Tech alumnus that played defensive end on the football team, Adkins has made his mark as an actor, both on television and in the movies, an author, a voiceover artist and commercial spokesman, a social commentator, and a reality show participant. His effect on businessman and showman Donald Trump was such that after his initial and highly successful appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, he was invited back as a boardroom advisor. He has turned his entertainingly articulated views into a well-received book, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, and has even inspired an action comic book series, Luke McBain, that has proven to be one of the genre's hottest sellers.
Brooks is known for his career with Brooks & Dunn, the duo that has headlined the country music genre and won countless awards for the last two decades. The pair won the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year award every year except one from 1992 to 2006. The duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album and three compilation albums for their label. They also released fifty singles, of which twenty went to Number One on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more reached top ten.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Starting pitchers for Louisiana Tech Bulldogs announced for tonight through Sunday in final regular-season baseball series at Reno, Nevada

May 20, 2010

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RENO, Nev.--Louisiana Tech will play their final WAC regular season series of 2010 this weekend as they travel to Reno, Nev. to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack at Peccole Park.
Friday's game with Nevada (31-19-1, 11-8-1) will mark the 43rd meeting between Louisiana Tech (26-25, 10-10) and the Wolf Pack and will be followed with the rest of the four game series in Reno. Although the Wolf Pack hold a 33-9 all-time record vs. Tech, the Bulldogs managed to win in the last match-up between the two in the last game of the series last season in Ruston by a score of 17-14 on April 5, 2009.
The Bulldogs are coming off of a 13-5 win over Central Arkansas on senior night earlier in the week. In the game Tech set three new single season team school records in hits (645), runs (451) and RBI (411) making it four total on the year as the team has already shattered to doubles record with 132. The previous record was 119.
Tech needs one win this weekend or a single Sacramento State loss at Fresno State in order to clinch a spot in the WAC Tournament next week.
The Bulldogs will send freshman Trevor Petersen to the mound to start game one Friday before Mike Jefferson takes over to start game two. The sophomore lefty is currently Tech's most experienced active pitcher with just 113.2 career innings pitched. Junior right -hander Casey Jones will start the final game Sunday with Saturday's starter undecided.
Tech's offensive juggernaut is paced by second baseman Joey Ford with a .396 average while Devon Dageford is tops on the team with 15 homeruns and Mark Threlkeld leads all Bulldogs with 60 RBI on the year. Dageford has been swinging a hot bat as of late as he is currently riding a 16 game hitting streak and only needs one double to set the school's all-time single season mark of 21.
Nevada took three out of four games from Sacramento State last weekend before winning Tuesday over UC Davis.
The Wolf Pack's pitching staff holds a 5.23 ERA as a whole on the season and will start freshman right-hander Tom Jameson in game one Friday and junior righty Jeremy Cole in game two on the mound with Saturday and Sunday's starters still undetermined.
Offensively Nevada is batting .313 as a team with 60 homeruns and 394 runs scored in 51 games this year.
Individually the Wolf Pack is led by Nivk Melino who boasts a .404 average this year while Brian Barnett leads the team with 14 homeruns and 59 RBI. Shaun Kort is not far behind Melino and Barnett as the senior holds a .368 average with 8 homeruns, 52 RBI and a WAC leading 23 doubles.
Tech fans can follow the action on the radio with the first game of the Friday double-header being on KPCH 99.3 followed by game two on ESPN 97.7. Saturday and Sunday's games will both also be on ESPN 97.7. Gametracker will also be available on

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Casey Jones pitches complete game for Wade Simoneaux's 200th victory as head coach of Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Tech Completes Sweep of Sacramento State with 7-2 Win

Sophomore third baseman Mark Threlkeld batted an incredible .765 in the series with an .810 on base percentage
Sophomore third baseman Mark Threlkeld batted an incredible .765 in the series with an .810 on base percentage 
May 9, 2010

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RUSTON-- Louisiana Tech pitcher Casey Jones recorded a career day as he pitched the full nine innings to lead the Bulldogs to a 7-2 win over Sacramento State Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The win marked Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux's 200th career victory at Louisiana Tech.
"I'm happy about the win today and happy for our guys," Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux. "I'm proud of the way they fought today and really the way they fought all series."
Jones came into this weekend having only pitched 10.1 innings on the season in nine appearances, all out of the bullpen for Tech. However, the right-hander came out firing on all cylinders Sunday as he pitched his first career complete game while recording a career high eight strikeouts doubling his season strikeout total on the year.
"When you pitch like that you're going to have a real good shot at winning," Simoneaux said. "Casey (Jones) wanted the ball today, he had his mind right and he did an outstanding job for us today out on the mound."
The coaching staff made the decision to go with Jones on Sunday because of the success he has had in the past vs. the Hornets. The junior threw a career high 7.1 innings last season at Sacramento in a 10-5 Tech win.
With the pitchers battling it out through the first couple of innings Tech finally got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the third. Left fielderKyle Roliard led off the inning with a single and was followed by a Mark Threlkeld walk before he advanced to third by tagging up on an Alex Williams fly ball to right. Devon Dageford then drove in Roliard for the first run of the game with a single that the shortstop fielded, but was unable to get Dageford at first.


Second baseman Joey Ford knocked in another run with a base hit up the middle and later scored on a Justin Gordeybase knock into right field to give Tech a 3-0 lead after the third inning.Sacramento State cut the lead to 3-2 with two runs in the fourth inning, but those two would be the only runs of the game for the Hornets.
The Bulldogs added one run in the fifth and two more in the seventh as Williams scored on a Clint Ewing sacrifice fly and Ford touched home after a Clint Stubbs double to push Tech's lead to 6-2.
Louisiana Tech added one more insurance run in the eighth to take a 7-2 lead into the final inning. Designated hitterWill Alvis started the eighth off with a double off the wall in centerfield. With the double the Bulldogs set a new school record for doubles in a season with 120. Alvis advanced to third after Ashton Hughes laid down a sacrifice bunt and then scored on a Roliard sacrifice fly to left.
Dageford led all Bulldogs at the plate with three hits in the game while six different Tech batters recorded an RBI with Ford leading the pack with two in the contest.
"This team is very capable of doing some great things," Simoneaux said. "I think a lot of people gave up on us after our pitching injuries started piling up, but I knew these guys wouldn't give up. There is no giving up with this team. Our batters have really stepped up for us this year and have been relentless all season in the batter's box."
Louisiana Tech will now prepare for a mid-week game vs. No. 10 Arkansas on Tuesday May 11 in Little Rock before traveling to Austin, Texas to take on No. 1 Texas in a double-header on Sunday May 16.